Friday 7 June 2013

Sunny Summer Colours...Color My Heart #46

Hello, crafty friends!
The challenge at Color My Heart this week leaves you lots of choice to play with your favorite shades of these three colours:
I think this is called an "analogous triad" but I'll let Sarah explain the colour theory!  I chose my favorite yellow, BUTTERCUP, and paired it with HOLLYHOCK and SORBET, mostly because they match the buttons I planned to use.

I used the sewing machine image from CTMH's Puns of Praise stamp set and coloured that with alcohol markers and a gold pen for some metallic sparkle.
That gorgeous stitched background comes from Lil'Inker Designs. So classic!  I had to pair all that stitched goodness with some more sewing-box items like a button assortment and Color-ready Seam Binding ribbon. I used a tip from fellow DT member, Pam Korte, for "dying" the ribbon--just ran it between some plastic packaging and my Buttercup dye ink-pad. Quick and mess-free. However, beware it takes A LONG TIME TO DRY. Do not place it anywhere near your carefully prepared project until no colour comes off when you handle it...
And there you have a sunny, punny thank-you card.

Now make tracks for the Color My Heart blog, for some inspiration by the Design Team members, then break out YOUR favorite shades of YELLOW, ORANGE & PINK and share your work with us! We LOVE to see your creations. You have until midnight, Thursday, June 13th, to link up your project.
Happy crafting, as always,

Supplies Used:
CTMH Card stock in White Daisy, Hollyhock and Sorbet
CTMH Buttercup ink-pad
Memento Rich Cocoa ink-pad
Alcohol markers by CTMH and Copic
Sakura gold metallic pen
Creative Memories circle cutter
Lil'Inker Designs "Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern" die
Color-read seam binding ribbon (CTMH)
Foam tape
Glue dots


  1. Love your card, Caroline! Great job on coloring the machine. I love how you added buttons and ribbon and that lovely stitched background. Very well done, my friend!
    :) Marie

  2. Love this fun pun card so much. The stamp set is great. I love everything you did with this stunning card.

  3. Beautiful card Caroline - love the stitched circles background, perfect for this stamp set!

  4. This is perfect! I love that LID die, and the sewing machine and buttons are just right!

  5. This just might be my favorite of all your cards. Every element adds to the overall. Perfect!!

  6. This is just gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous!!!

  7. Love this one! It all comes together beautifully!


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